[ ri-strik-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈstrɪk ʃəˌnɪz əm /


a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.

Origin of restrictionism

First recorded in 1935–40; restriction + -ism

Related forms

re·stric·tion·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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